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Lifelong Memory of MGA becomes Reality

Lifelong Memory of MGA becomes Reality

By Petrolicious Productions / 17 Apr 2014
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I walked through the front door, and right there on that showroom floor was the most beautiful mechanical creation I had ever seen–a brand new MGA roadster in stunning British Racing Green. It was love at first sight for me, and the image of that beautiful little roadster remains burned into the back of my brain to this day.

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Yank in the UK

Yank in the UK

By Petrolicious Productions / 11 Apr 2014

Chrysler’s motors were perhaps the most over-engineered of the Big Three, which made it attractive to several European brands from France, Switzerland, and the UK. Of the bunch, the most popular of these hybrids was the Jensen Interceptor—not only did it have 440 power, but it also was the only hybrid to ever utilize Six Pack carburetion.

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The Cars of the Very Exclusive Goodwood Members' Meeting

The Cars of the Very Exclusive Goodwood Members' Meeting

By Amy Shore / 7 Apr 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

Competition cars rocketed around the 2.4-mile track ranging from twenty-three original turbo-era Formula One cars to Group C Le Mans cars with Ferrari 250 Breadvans, Jaguar E-types and Aston Martin DB4GTs and everything in-between included. The air was pollenated with the scent of exhaust fumes mixing with cooking food as spectators relaxed on the grass enjoying the weekend.

Barry Cole Has Driven to the Moon in Sunbeams

Barry Cole Has Driven to the Moon in Sunbeams

By Amy Shore / 26 Mar 2014 / 7 Comments Read More

“Our most enjoyable times with Imps were in the seventies,” Barry tells me as I ask him to recall a fond anecdote regarding the Imp. “We used to put the rear seats down and make up a large bed. Then at midnight we would carry our three infants from their beds and put them in the car. We would then drive to South Devon and the kids would wake as we arrived at the seaside - those were the days!”

Maximum Manufacturing, Mini Car

Maximum Manufacturing, Mini Car

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Mar 2014
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The Mini was originally assembled in two separate factories 60 miles apart, the Nuffield factory at Cowley and the Austin factory at Longbridge, which eventually became the sole Mini factory. The production line itself is notable for its automation and processes including the flow-line assembly, so that bodyshells dropped down on engine and transmission packages.

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Jaguar XK140 Brings Coventry to Compton

Jaguar XK140 Brings Coventry to Compton

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Mar 2014 / 23 Comments Read More

Mr. Winston Dabbs is a product of his time. As a young man in 1970s Compton, California, he was swept up in the local enthusiasm for British sports cars, tasteful status symbols among young black men of the time. Winston's own entry into the world of British cars was modest – a Bugeye Sprite which he bought from a friend for $75 – but it sparked a passion that has stayed with him to this day, a passion that led to a career in automotive restoration.

This Aston Martin is no Trailer Queen

This Aston Martin is no Trailer Queen

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Mar 2014
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Even before it was a world-famous brand, for the lucky few with great wealth and a penchant for style, an Aston Martin would very often be at the top of of the list for a sports car. This example is a RHD car and has had the same owner for the last 30 years with some 94,000 miles on the odometer. It might need a little TLC, but it's definitely not a trailer queen.

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Fresh Mini Cooper is Ready for Fun!

Fresh Mini Cooper is Ready for Fun!

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 Feb 2014
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Painted in classic British Racing Green and equipped with Minilite wheels so it looks the part of a real racer on the outside, but performs better than any '60s Mini as it has adjustable shocks, 4 pot brake calipers and a pin differential. The original seats are neither supportive nor safe (no headrests) so this car has been updated with modern seats and comes with a Heritage Certificate.

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Tim Layzell's Graphic Style Captures Sheer Speed

Tim Layzell's Graphic Style Captures Sheer Speed

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 Feb 2014
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This week’s subject, Mr. Tim Layzell favors a graphic approach focused on conveying sheer speed. Additionally, Tim seems to be the rare combination of prolific and gifted as his earliest drawings (from age three!) display an innate ease in describing automotive proportions. While his work covers a broad range, he prefers to focus on the ‘50s and ‘60s because of the wonderful cars and characters.

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This Garage You've Never Heard of Works on the Rarest Cars

This Garage You've Never Heard of Works on the Rarest Cars

By Amy Shore / 26 Feb 2014 / 9 Comments Read More

The first car Bob worked on under his own company name was Tom Wheatcroft’s 1962 Cooper T60 V8 Formula One car. After which motors such as a Ferrari 166 Grand Prix car, a Mercedes 154 GP and the only two Uhlenhaut Mercedes 300 SLR Gullwings to have ever been made continued to roll into Bob’s garage. Currently sitting in his workshop is a near-perfect Ferrari 330 P4 replica for which he and his son, Sam, fabricated every single component.

Driven by Design: BMC Mini

Driven by Design: BMC Mini

By Yoav Gilad / 24 Feb 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

Every time I stopped at a traffic light the person in the car next to me would notice and then yell, “I love your car!” Which actually made me like the car less because an inevitable barrage of questions would immediately follow. In spite of the quasi-celebrity status it bestowed on me, I still really enjoyed it. To use the cliché, it handled like a go-kart and turned so quickly that it required braking only in order to answer questions.